HOUSTON – Houston police arrested a Transportation Security Administration officer accused of making a threat to fellow employees at Bush Intercontinental Airport.
The incident reportedly happened on Jan. 25 in the security checkpoint area of Terminal C.
Jeno Mouton, of Houston, allegedly told a TSA supervisor that “he would rather vent than to come back and shoot up the place,” according to an arrest affidavit.
Investigators said Mouton, who is a long-time employee, allegedly made the comment while he was on-duty and working in the capacity of a TSA officer.
His supervisor told police she spoke with Mouton several minutes after he made the initial statement and said Mouton refused to recant it, then went on to repeat it several more times during their conversation.
The supervisor reported Mouton to the human resources office manager and he was immediately warned to not to return to Bush Intercontinental Airport, or any other TSA offices or facilities, according to the affidavit.
Then on Jan. 29, a TSA worker reported that she saw Mouton on the secure side of the Bush Airport terminal in plain clothes.
Mouton’s supervisors said they were concerned that Mouton posed a threat because he came back to the airport after being warned to stay away, and noted that he has a current Texas concealed handgun license.
Mouton faces a felony terroristic threat charge and was jailed with a $5,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on March 7.